Biography of Abijah Ward
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Ward, Abijah, was a native of Ireland and came to New York before the Revolutionary war, during which he served under General Sullivan in his campaign through Western New York, afterward drawing a pension. His son Henry, born in Schoharie County, moved to Steuben County, N. Y., in 1820, where he died at the age of seventy eight. By his wife, Miranda, he had six children: Reuben, Benjamin, Medan B., Miranda, Sarah, and Juda. Reuben was born in Schoharie County and now resides at Painted Post at the age of seventy three. He married Dorcas Wight, of New Hampshire, daughter of Philip Wight, and their children are Albeit S., Phillip A., Miranda, Burr, Dorr, Jennie, Benjamin, and Clara. Albert S. married Frances Barrows, daughter of Uriah Calkins, and his children are Mary A., Adah J., Ella M., Alice F., Albert S., Jr., and Amos H. He served in the late war in Company C, One Hundred and Seventh New York Volunteers, enlisting July 16, 1862; he was in the battle of Anteitam and was wounded at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863, losing a foot, and was honorably discharged August 27, 1863. He was promoted to sergeant and now draws a pension. He is postmaster and justice of the peace and is interested in insurance.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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